Archive for the ‘Collages on Canvas’ Category

Bird Egg Nest

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Over on Craft Gossip I’ve shared a product review for some new items from Imagine Crafts and I wanted to share that project along with some instructions and step by step photos of how I made my project.




I started out using Black and Brown Staz On ink pads to stamp my bird, egg and nest onto clear acetate. I turned the acetate over and used the new Staz On Studio Glazes (in Emerald City, St. Valentine and Cotton White)  to color my images.  After letting the glaze dry it becomes shiny and a little transparent and on a clear service it gives an amazing stained glass effect! If you color outside of the edges you can push the glaze back using the sponge tip tools , these tools also work well for swirling colors, like I did with the blue and white on the egg. Next I attached my stamped acetate to a piece of sticky back canvas paper and cardstock using brads.



Next onto a canvas board I swiped streaks using the Blue Hawaii Staz On Midi ink pad and Broze Delicata Ink and then using one of the Palette knife tools I spread streaks of  Bronze Metallic Creative Medium.  After that dried I also sprayed some white Irresisitable ink spray.


Lastly I used Black Staz On to stamp my quote for Emily Dickinson onto canvas paper and used the Black Radiant Neon Amplify to go over the large letter H. Amplify comes in bright neon colors as well as black and white and when heated with a heat tool it puffs up for texture and dimensionThen I adhered my words to my canvas and was done.  I love how it turned out!


Edgar Allan

Monday, October 27th, 2014

This custom collage was made for a friend to give as a gift to someone who loves Poe as much as I do.

Here’s some details on how I made it:

-paint a 5″ x 7″ canvas board with gray paint,

-tear a page from a vintage book and adhere on canvas using gel medium

-print vintage clip art image of Poe on cardstock and die cut, layer scallop die cut behind and adhere to canvas

-stamp raven on book page scrap, cut out and adhere

-wrap bottom of canvas with black mesh ribbon and layer on crumped and inked crepe paper

-on a metal label embellishment stamp “nevermore” with Staz-On ink, adhere over ribbon and crepe paper

-glue pen nib to metal embellishment

-on back of large domino stamp skeletons with Staz-On ink, color sides of domino with black Sharpie marker, adhere to canvas

- adhere game tiles that spell “POE” to canvas

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Halloween!

A Bevy of Buttons

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

I love using vintage buttons in my jewelry and collage, especially white mother of pearl, so pretty! Here’s a grouping of jewelry and a collage I’ve made using buttons. Everything shown is currently in my Etsy shop.

Vintage Button Jewelry and Art

Too early??

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Is it too early for holiday projects? I just did a review over on Craft Gossip for the Silhouette Printable Canvas and thought it would be perfect for a tree ornament. I printed a digital stamp onto the canvas, coloring it with markers and adding some white puffy paint to his hat. I die cut the canvas twice with a label shape, since the canvas is sticky I was able to sandwich the pieces together with some batting in the middle to make a cute puffy fabric ornament.

snowman canvas ornament

Standing on a Hill

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Just a quick post to share my lasted fairy collage, she’s hanging out with her little hummingbird friend.

Fairy and Mushroom with Hummingbird Collage

Out of the sea, Wish I could be, Part of that world………..

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Mermaid and Shells Collage

I’ve been holding on to a bunch a sea shells from a trip to Florida years ago and now I know why I saved them! I stamped the mermaid image from “Stampendous” and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and added glitter to her tail with a clear Starburst gel marker from Sakura. I adhered vintage map pattern paper from CTMH on a 5″ x 7″ canvas board and inked the edges with a sponge and brown stamping ink and then layered the mermaid image on top. Then using a strong clear glue I added the shells around the edges along with a brass star fish charm and also added some real beach sand under her with the same glue. I laid out my shells before I glued them down to make sure they looked nice and would fit. I also added a snippet of text cut from a vintage book that says “Under the Sea”. I think she turned out really lovely.

This piece is currently for sale in my Etsy shop.

Her Highness…….

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

The Queen of Fairies!

The Fairy Queen

collage on small canvas.

In the Drawer Marked “Antiquities”

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Just wanted to share a quick post with a new bird cage collage.

Antiquities Bird Cage Collage

Take Flight

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

A while ago a friend cleaned out her craft closet and gave me lots of cool stuff to play with. One of the things she gave me was a bag of angel wings she’d removed from some old ornaments. It took awhile to figure out what I wanted to do with them but I got the crazy idea to mount a small canvas on the front and I came up with…The Queen of Flight. There’s layers of vintage paper, felt, rhinestones, book text, a vintage button and a charm dangling from the bottom too. I think she’s ready to take flight!

Queen of Flight Collage

For Lenore…..

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

For this collage I used the raven and skull stamp from Inkadinkado on vintage book paper, it’s embellished with a binder clip and ink pen nib that’s dripping ink. The bottom border is black mesh ribbon, crepe paper and an embossed metal plate that says “nevermore”. I tied some hemp string with a hand and heart charm around the plate. I almost didn’t want to sell it I love it so much but I’ve listed it in my Etsy shop :)

Nevermore Collage